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Aug 8, 2013 4:00pm EDT
>>> the last straw. president obama cancels a one- on-one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. >> what the president is saying. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what everybody is talking about. >> less than a week after russia grants asylum to edward snowden, president obama says he will not meet one on one with russian president vladimir putin next month. >> reporter: russia granting temporary asylum to edward snowden was not the only reason president obama called off next month's meeting with vladimir putin. but it may have been the last straw. >> we have a lot of fish to fry, if you will, with the russians. we have a lot of issues to engage with the russians. >> reporter: the political snub is the first time in decades an american president has canceled a publicly-announced meeting with the russian leader. >> i think the portrayal of washington is this is kind of a tit for tat. >> they haven't been seeing eye on eye on a range. issues. and this wasn't the right time for a meeting. >> reporter: putin reclaimed the presidency. u.s. russian p
Aug 7, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. president obama changes a plan to meet with president putin. >> reporter: the white house says when president obama goes to russia next month, he will not sit down with vladimir putin. president obama had planned to stop in moscow for a one-on-one meeting with the president. a white house statement said, we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. russia's decision to grant edward snowden temporary asylum was part of the decision. >> there have been times where they put us back into cold war thinking and cold war mentality. and what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is, that's the past. >> reporter: during an appearance on nbc's the tonight show, with jay leno, the president also emphasized that tension would not keep him from the larger g20 summit in st. petersburg. >> it's not something unique to russia. they're hosting it this year. but it's important for us, as the leading economy in the world to host it there. >> reporter: the white house says the lines of communication are still o
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